52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge #19 – Military Records

Butler genealogy

I’m catching up on some prior 52 Week Challenges that I had missed along the way.  Challenge #19 was to: Examine the “Genealogy and Military Records” page on the National Archives page (http://www.archives.gov/veterans/research/genealogy.html). (Non-U.S. folks: examine the military records information from your country’s national archives.) Click the links and read everything you can. If you’ve […]

52 Week to Better Genealogy – Create Your Own Challenge – Redux

Following up on Monday’s article about challenge to deal with my genealogy email, here is how the week has gone: Monday – email dated 2/10/08 regarding various Johnsons.  I had previously dealt with all issues in the email.  The person emailing was questioning certain facts.  All the facts in question were from my early, early […]

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Google Maps

genealogy, Kendrick, Rock Island, Civil War

This week’s challenge from Amy at WeTree is to play with Google Maps, a “a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history.”  My genealogy software uses Google Maps to map all the locations for each individual within the database, so I’ve never gone straight to Google Maps and used it […]

Chatsworth-Murray County Library Genealogy Collection


This is the first post in a challenge series called “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy,” created by the fabulous Amy Coffin at WeTree. Go to your local public library branch. Make a note of the genealogy books in the collection that may help you gain research knowledge. Don’t forget to check the shelves in both […]